Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
Adidas Flashback Winter History
The Adidas Flashback Winter is based on the silhouette of the Adidas Dragon, a classic running shoe that was originally released in 1971. The Dragon was the among the first running shoes to have an upper made of nylon. It was also a little lighter and flatter than the other Adidas classics which had thicker soles and heavier upper linings.
A few years after its release, Adidas revamped the Dragon’s design by adding a toe cap and a rubber toe bumper. This new and updated silhouette proved to be highly popular and influenced the design of newer Adidas footwear which included the Flashback.
The Flashback debuted in December of 2016 in two colorways: black and pink. The model carried that old-school silhouette but had that modern feel through its metallic upper knit with shiny Lurex thread. It also had a faux leather heel patch and suede heel overlay. A winter edition, the Flashback Winter, came out after. This shoe had a suede and mesh upper and a waterproof finish to make it suitable for winter wear.
Adidas Flashback Winter Style
The Flashback Winter has such an easygoing style that it’s not difficult to pair with any casual outfit. The shoe looks good with leggings, yoga pants, rolled denim, frayed jeans, short skirts, and capri pants.
Fit & Sizing
The Flashback Winter is a mid-top women’s shoe and is available in sizes ranging from 5 to 11, with half sizes offered. The shoe runs small so buyers may need to size up.
The shoe’s distinctive silhouette which hearkens back to the ‘good old days’ is one of its most notable features. The shoe’s removable Ortholite cushioned insole, waterproof finish, and contemporary lace construction adds to its special appeal.
- The Flashback Winter features a serrated rubber outsole, mesh upper, suede heel overlay, and mesh lining.
- EVA midsole gives the shoe protective cushioning.
- Has a slip-on sock fit and flexible sawtooth tread.